Category: Management and Operations

Design for Outdoor Markets in U.S.

Customer base | Management and Operations | Market Start-up and Development | Promotion, Outreach, and Special Events | SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs

Presentation for PA Farm Markets Lunch and Learn series given by Dar Wolnik

Published November 21, 2023 Publisher Website Download Resource Presentation

New Hire Checklist

Employment

This New Hire Checklist from Williamsburg Farmers Market offers a structure for the process of hiring for a new market position.

Published July 04, 2023 Publisher Website Download Resource Form

Sample Job Description: Token Coordinator

Employment

This job description for the Williamsburg FM in Virginia offers a sample for hiring.

Published July 04, 2023 Publisher Website Download Resource Template

Legacy Binder Materials

Management and Operations

A legacy binder is a set of resources and materials created in the process of succession planning that can be passed to a replacement staff person or volunteer to facilitate a smoother transition.

Published June 15, 2023 Publisher Website Online Database

Online Farm Markets

Management and Operations

OnlineFarmMarkets.com provides point of sales, inventory management, preorder options, and much much more for farm market vendors, making life easier for the market, the vendors, and the customers.

Published March 18, 2022 Web Application

Food Assistance Handbook

Management and Operations

Growing Hope has managed multiple farmers markets in Michigan, and created this operations handbook as a tangible guide to roles, responsibilities, and steps needed to operate food assistance programs before, during, and after a market season. While specifics will vary with different markets, this can serve as an example of how to document the operationalizing of nutrition incentive and other food assistance programs at markets.

Published October 04, 2021 Topical guides

Popular Phrases Translated into Arabic and Spanish

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

Michigan Farmers Market Association created two-pages of helpful farmers market and SNAP-related phrases (some Michigan-specific) translated into Arabic and Spanish.

Published October 01, 2021 Topical guides

Food Sovereignty Action Steps

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

This document is designed for anyone who has ever asked, “How can I help make the food system more just?” The following food sovereignty action steps were compiled by the Soul Fire Farm community and Northeast Farmers of Color alliance It is divided into seven sections #1 Policy Platform, #2 Individual Actions, #3 Reparations, #4 Alliance Building, #5 Internal Organizational Transformation, #6 Grantmaking and Funding, and #7 Self-Reflection and Education.

Published October 01, 2021 Strategic Plan

Effective Communication in the Cultural Marketplace

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

Chapter 6: Happy Vendors, Happy Managers from the Washington State Farmers Market Management Toolkit provides excellent background reading for considering ways communication and culture intersect at the market, including with immigrant vendors.

Published October 01, 2021 Newsletter, Article/Story

Farmers markets as a strategy for improving food environments pp 54-60

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) | Evaluation | Farm Business and Marketing | Food Justice | Public Policies | SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs

When designed effectively, supported by knowledge and an
understanding of the food-environment concept, government
policy and fiscal measures can positively influence what food
is available to consumers and lead to healthier dietary choices.
The food-environment concept, for example, has been crucial
to understanding and tackling food insecurity and food apartheid, as
described in this chapter.

Published February 25, 2021 Publisher Website Publication